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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2702

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Wayamba Trade Chamber organizes trade delegations to China, Europe and India

By Q Perera - Our Business Correspondent

The Wayamba Chamber of Commerce and Industry (WCCI) is organizing a competition to select the best entrepreneur during 2004 and are now in the process of receiving applications for this competition. The competition is in two levels national and local level and Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze medals would be awarded for winners. The last date for receiving applications will be 30th September.

EU countries calling for an immediate solution on Chinese textile import restrictions

By Mendaka Abeysekera - Reporting from Beijing

Some European
Union countries including Germany, Sweden, Denmark and
the Netherlands are pressing the European Commission
to relax its quotas on Chinese textile and apparel

<font size = 2>UN World Summit 14-16 September</font><br>United States expected to take tough stand at U.N. world summit next month

Daya Gamage – An Analysis to Asian Tribune

The United States is expected to raise serious reservations of the contents and language of the ‘draft outcome document’ prepared after informal consultations with members by the United Nations President Jean Ping, in keeping with UN current policies and projected changes, and distributed among member nations early August for the adoption at the 2005 World Summit scheduled for 14 to 16 September at the New York headquarters of U.N. attended by more than 170 Heads of State and Government.

Kadirgamar was prepared to accept a federal Sri Lanka, but not as "a fascist, racist state in the heart of our country” – Bob Rae

Former Ontario Premier Bob Rae recalls that Lakshman Kadirgamar was fully aware that he was a marked man and he could be shot and killed at any time, may be even in his swimming pool, and that the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) never hesitated to call him a traitor to their cause.

Pro-Tiger media are preparing the groundwork to assassinate the next Tamil Leader, Anandasangaree -- Army

Sri Lankan Army Webiste has hit out at pro-Tamil Tiger media which are engaged in "typical overtime to prepare groundwork for “assassination” of another moderate Tamil leader, Mr V. Ananda Sangaree, who never bowed to Tamil Tigers’ terror tactics."

Indian spiritual guru, Amritanandamayi, is unhurt in an attack; assailant arrested

From M Rama Rao - Reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi

Sudhamani, 51, known as Mata Amritanandamayi (mother of immortal bliss)' for millions at home and abroad, came under an attack at her South Indian Ashram. She was unhurt.